Thursday, May 31, 2012
Clogs in God's Plan
A week ago I got a tip from clipwithpurpose.com that a medical supply company, allheart.com, had nursing clogs on clearance for $1.00 a pair (original price $33 per pair.) Knowing how important good shoes can be for children who have none, I got onto the site as fast as I could and ordered 71 pairs for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
That night I started praying about whether I should order more. The price was right, but I already have enough clothing items and I'm running out of storage. The next morning I prayed about this again while I was running and I couldn't shake the idea that I should order more shoes.
I came home and got online and ordered another 159 pairs and by having a $159 order I got $20 off and with the minimal shipping charge the cost per pair was only 98 cents.
After placing the order I started to have second thoughts and wondered where I would store all these shoes. But I knew they'd be such a blessing so I asked God to work this all out.
The next day I got an e-mail from the company that my first order was canceled because all the items were out of stock. I chalked it up to another case of "too good to be true" and thanked God that He had it all under control.
I figured my second order would be canceled as well, so I was truly surprised to get an e-mail informing me they were shipping 32 pairs of the 159 pairs I ordered on my second order. And the best part was that they still allowed me the $20 discount even though I only ended up with a $32 order. So in the end I paid less than 70 cents for each pair of $33 nursing clogs.
Today they arrived in a nice huge carton--each pair in its own separate shoe box--how great is that! For a mere $22.99, 32 girls will each get a pair of quality shoes.
I love how God put these clogs in His plan.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 6:54 PM